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BOND, CHRISTOPHER S, Republican Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $5,404.39

Average cost per trip - $1,351.10
Total number of days spent traveling - 10 days
Rank of representative - 492 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 28, 2003 - May 30, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, KS

Purpose - Review Science, Housing, Transportation and economic development issues and projects important to the Kansas City area. Kansas City, MO - Kansas City, KS
Notes - Other costs not specified. Actual reimbursement.

Travel Cost - $401.77
Lodging Cost - $301.11
Meal Cost - $192.86
Other Cost - $44.11
Total Cost - $939.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Defense and Strategic Sciences, Singapore
Dates - January 3, 2003 - January 5, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - Travel in connection with the official duties of Senate member.
Notes - Disclosure for spouse Linda Bond. Good faith estimate.

Travel Cost - $2,600.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,630.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - St. Louis Agribusiness Club
Dates - August 17, 2003 - August 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Review Science, Agricultural and transportation issues important to the Agribusiness Club members
Notes - Disclosure for Christopher S. Bond.

Travel Cost - $18.50
Lodging Cost - $171.00
Meal Cost - $95.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $284.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Farm Bureau Federation.
Dates - January 11, 2004 - January 12, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - Received Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award given at the Farm Bureau Convention.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,375.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,550.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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